Aug 12, 2009 9:00pm EDT
of outrageous behavior from politicians at town halls this week. but this morning, texas representative sheila jackson lee took the disrespect to a new level, making a cell phone call while a cancer survivor asked a question. in this video, you can sele raising the phone to her ear and lowering it back down again. i think blatant disregard like that is a first, it didn't go unnoticed. take a look at how people in the audience reacted, this video has been circulating on youtube all day. >> [beep] >> seriously. really? come on. >> it's ok. >> if our conscience allow, congress' conscience allows them to -- do you think that -- sean: the congresswoman said she merely dialed president obama's health care hotline to get an answer for her constituents that sounds like she came really prepared. joining me to discuss all of this is author of "the culture of corruption" are which remains number one on "the new york times" list, michelle malkin is back with us. i don't know what's wrong, saying people are un-american, saying they have swastika, or that reaction, it tells a lot. >> it is a teachable momen
Aug 13, 2009 4:00pm EDT
a distraction. but what sheila jackson lee has done is not because sheila jackson lee has a consistent history of serving her constituents. >> okay. >> and i served that lady by having a town hall meeting that she could come to in the middle of the day. >> i get it. >> i look forward to working with you. >> we are out of time. congresswoman, very courageous of you to come on. i know it's a difficult thing. wolf blitzer is standing by. he, too, will be covering stories like this in "the situation room." >>> rick, thank you. happening now, something the white house is doing raising some eyebrows out there. it involves health care reform and possibly your e-mail inbox. >>> a convicted bomber seeks mercy. he's in prison for a notorious terrorist act, the bombing of pan am flight 103, killing a lot of americans. now outrage. he may soon be set free after serving only about eight years. >>> and plane down. it ditches in the middle of the sea, and a pilot stands on the plane as it sinks. you might not believe what happened next. one witness said, and i'm quoting now, i thought i'd witnessed death. i'
Feb 24, 2010 10:00pm EST
. >> greta: catherine, thank you very much. we know, you remember this one. congresswoman sheila jackson lee caught on tape using her cell phone while being asked a question in a town hall in texas. >> [ inaudible ] >> greta: tracy miller skopbgd woman lee that question. tracy joins us live. are you feeling differently as we are on the eve of tomorrow's summit? do you still feel fired up about health care? are you satisfied we are on the right path? >> i feel fired up. i want to see tomorrow our president come and do what he said that he was gonna do on super bowl sunday and come with a clean slate and not a proposal that is boiler plate of the house and senate bill. i want to see fresh ideas from the republicans. i know there's good ideas out there. i want to see some strong words from the republicans. and i wanna see these ideas put forward about allowing the states to solve health care problems at the state level. to increase competition across state lines. and allow small businesses trade organizes and individuals to pull together to purchase affordable health care. >> greta: are you pla